Footloose presents Evolution of a Kiss

Written and performed by Cynthia Brinkman
Fridays and Saturdays, April 23, 24, 30 and May 1, 2010 at 8 pm;
Shotwell Studios, 3252-A 19th Street, San Francisco, 94110 [map]
Tickets sliding scale $10-15
Advance tickets with credit card online at or call 800-838-3006
Info/Res: 415-289-2000

Evolution of a Kiss written and performed by Cynthia Brinkman will be presented by Footloose at Shotwell Studios, April 23, 24, 30 and May 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm. Plus, Cynthia Brinkman is the director of two, short one-act comedies by Wayne Rawley also being presented on the same bill. This is Brinkman's directing debut with the two plays by Wayne Rawley performed by Nick Dickson, Matt Gunnison, Tavis Kammet, Maria Leigh, Jason Pienkowski, and Carlye Pollack. Controlling Interests and Happiness is Like a Beautiful, Bright, Shiny Red Apple are both funny plays on the possibility of liking girls for the first time and painfully awkward first dates.

Footloose Artistic Director, Mary Alice Fry, chose Cynthia Brinkman for the Women on the Way Festival in January, 2010, and was so impressed invited her back for these encore performances. Told in painstaking honesty and hilarity, these tales of passion and desire traverse three generations and two countries--Mexico and the United States. Brinkman's solo show is based on first hand accounts of three young women's first kisses. A frequent reader for Get Mortified (where people read from their own ridiculous teenaged journals to sold out audiences), Cynthia was inspired to expose her own story, her mother's and her grandmother's.

Cynthia Brinkman is a local actress who has appeared in Impact Theatre's Money and Run and Intersection for the Art's Lorca Festival. She is a core member of Queer Girl Theatre Project and debuted Kiss with their solo performance series in August, 2009 at The Garage and returned there for the 2009 San Francisco Fringe Festival. She was featured in the 10th Annual Women on the Way Festival presented by Footloose in January, 2010.